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backyard. while hillary clinton is in philadelphia, republican ted cruz is in hershey today. gop front-runner donald trump is in harrisburg tomorrow. john kasich will be in media, delaware county. and bernie sanders expects a stop in scranton. >> there you see hillary clinton attending her first event here right now. this is a discussion with former attorney general eric holder and others. after this wraps up, clinton will speak at the fillmore theater in fishtown. drew smith is live there now. >> how is the crowd there, drew? >> everybody is getting fired up. they're excited to have this front row seat to this historic presidential primary. you take a look at the fillmore concert venue, normally the stage is reserved for a rock band. but tonight you see hillary clinton who will be here. a lot of people have been filling up the room since the doors opened around 4:30. the people who are up on the riser have the best situation because the presidential
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candidate is running a little late. her event in north philadelphia, which we do have live pictures from is starting about an hour late. but they have been talking about gun violence, specifically a couple of local stories. and earlier they also spoke about a story we covered in kensington this weekend. listen. >> and some die from tragic avoidable accidents. like the father who was handling that gun this weekend here in philadelphia. i cannot imagine. and now that 4-year-old daughter is dead. >> reporter: so this event will begin at 6:30. that was the plan. but the candidate is running a little late over in north philadelphia. we'll be here to cover it all for you. we'll bring you the highlights.
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we're live in fishtown, nbc 10 news. we're now just six days away from the pennsylvania primaries, april 26th is the day. and there is plenty at stake now. our coverage continues with nbc 10's aundrea cline-thomas. >> there's a lot on the line next tuesday. >> reporter: that's right. with the primary election set for tuesday its a race around the clock to make an impression on voters. pence rain is a key player in helping secure the nomination. all eyes are on pennsylvania's presidential campaign who are trying to appeal to voters' values. >> bernie's yearning is essentially chocolate chip ice cream. >> reporter: and their sweet tooth. >> pennsylvania is incredibly important in this presidential race. >> reporter: ben and jerry stump for bernie sanders in rittenhouse square by handing out free sundays. >> still deciding between hillary and bernie, but this ice
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cream might have swayed me. we'll see. >> reporter: this week every presidential candidate will court voters in pennsylvania ahead of tuesday's primary. ted cruz made his pitch last night. hillary clinton is in philadelphia today. bernie sanders and john kasich are set to arrive in pennsylvania tomorrow. and donald trump will make a stop on friday. >> both parties with no front-runner having secured the nomination at this stij of the game is very, very unusual. >> reporter: which is why pennsylvania has now become a part of each campaign's white house strategy. >> i think when people take the time to come into areas like this and do their thing, you know, that's a way better connection than you're going to get otherwise. >> reporter: the goal is to sway undecided voters any way they can. >> do you think that you have enough information to make up your mind? >> i don't know. it's a hard decision for me. i don't know. i got a lot of thinking to do. >> reporter: now, analysts say while the nominee may become
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clearer, the race won't be over even after tuesday's primary. this could be a long haul especially in the republican race. reporting live from the steps of the art museum, aundrea cline-thomas, nbc 10 news. for completely decision 2016 coverage including the latest delegate counts and upcoming primaries and caucuses tap the nbc 10 app. police in upper darby found a gun inside a locker at bonner and prendergast high school. school administrators told nbc 10 they got a tip that a student brought a gun and drugs to school. students were put on lockdown as police searched the school. they also found bullets and marijuana. guilty of dui. a south jersey judge ruled today a philadelphia nun was, in fact, drunk behind the wheel last fall. sister kimberly miller learned her fate in washington township municipal court this morning. her driving privileges were suspended for 90 days. dash cam video of her arrest spoke volumes to the judge.
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he side with prosecutors who pointed to her conduct that day as well as a strong odor of alcohol and trained cops who testified she was drunk. reports were that sister kimberly took an ambien and was asleep behind the wheel. >> when you have no knowledge of what you're doing because you took a legitimate prescription medication, and that's different than going to a bar, getting so drunk you walk out and you fall on your face, you get in your car and you drive. >> i hope she can come back because everyone here will definitely welcome her and be glad to have her back, either way. >> sister kim remains on administrative leave from teaching. the archdiocese plans to review today's ruling. miller must also pay $650 in fines and complete driving school. new at 6:00, nbc 10 gets answers. we're asking the d.a. why a man suspected of shooting a philadelphia police officer this
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week was out on the street at all. earlier this week nbc 10 uncovered documents showing scott griffin was released on gun charges back on april 12th after witnesses failed up to testify against him. griffin's accused of shooting and wounding officer james mccullough in west philadelphia five days later. griffin has 14 prior arrests. nbc 10's monique braxton spoke with the d.a. today about the events that allowed griffin to walk free. what did he say? >> reporter: hi there. the philadelphia district attorney said he has done some restructuring here. we've learned there is no longer a so-called gun court. the d.a. says he plans to review the facts of scott griffin's former case. >> we're trying to do all that we can every day to ensure that fewer cases are being discharged for lack of prosecution and fewer cases are being discharged for lack of evidence. >> reporter: according to court documents, lack of evidence or loe was the reason given when a gun case against scott griffin was dismissed on april 12th.
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we learned witnesses didn't show up to testify against the 23-year-old. griffin was set free even though he has a criminal history. now he's under arrest for shooting 18th district officer james mccullough. >> on the week after this guy was released on to the streets, he's accused of shooting a police officer and found with the weapon. >> we are very, very vigilant. we're before judges in the criminal justice center and we ask for continuances. we try to explain to them the reasons why we're not ready and why cases should not be thrown out. we always have a balance between the individual's vit rites and public safety. >> reporter: but were the rights of a man with 14 prior arrests on gun theft and drug charges balanced against the community's public safety? griffin allegedly shot mccullough in the leg when the officer intervened in a carjacking. district attorney seth williams also points to a larger city problem. witness and victim intimidation. he's called on secret grand
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juries when necessary. >> when we get information that a witness or a victim feels intimidated or has been threatened, then we can make motion to the court to put the case before the indicting grand jury. >> reporter: williams says he's met with mccullough and his family. he's also assigned a veteran prosecutor to the case. >> trying to improve the system to ensure safety on our streets is of it most import here. >> reporter: now, griffin's next court appearance is in may. we'll be here and let you know what happens. monique braxton, nbc 10 news. in a surprise move today embattled pennsylvania attorney kathleen kane withdrew a key motion in court. kane appeared before a judge at the montgomery cot courthouse this morning. her lawyers withdrew a motion that accused prosecutors of leaking fbi recordings to a newspaper. those recordings alleged i show kane knowingly leaked confidential information. she's accused of leak the material and lying about it.
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her trial is set for august. a woman accused in a deadly hit and run last year was officially charged in court. jennifer coyle made no comment as she walked into court. prosecutors say she hit and killed andrew miller back on october 28th. she turned herself in the next day telling police she thought she hit a deer. happening now, a traffic nightmare. that's how some drivers describe the drive south from the new jersey side of the delaware memorial bridge. this span from new jersey over to delaware has been reduced to just one lane to cut the weight on the bridge. inspectors discovered three suspension cables that need to be repaired right away. and unfortunately, that means traffic has been stacking up for miles around pennsville, even overflowing from the on ramps. safety comes first, though. most drivers understand that. but they say they wish they had known to avoid the area. >> gave no indication of the
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kind of time it would take to even come this distance. i'm a little aggravated about that. >> a bridge authority spokesman says the work will likely continue for several days. he suggests southbound travelers use the walt whitman or commodore. >> new information tonight on a burlington apartment fire. the red cross says it is helping nine families displaced by that fire. broke out around 8:30 in the morning at the hunters glen apart in delran. no one was hurt. looking live at lincoln financial field right now. next on nbc 10 at 6:00, the birds' bold move to change the future of their franchise. now to a live look at the wells fargo center for the flyers here. it is win or go home tonight. john clark joins us to break down these two stories.
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this is nbc 10 news. live look right here at the scene in cape may. summer tourist season fast approaching. they also means influx of mosquitoes and new concerns about the zika virus. scientists at the shore now taking steps to keep the coast clear of that mosquito-borne virus. >> tourists will be making that annual pilgrimage to the sand. ted greenberg got a firsthand look at the efforts to keep everyone safe. >> reporter: at the cape may county department of mosquito control, there's about to be a new focus on the asian tiger mosquito. >> this year we're adding the test for zika. >> reporter: starting this summer the first county lab in new jersey to testizian tigers for the virus. they're widespread in the garden state. like to bite people. and thrive in standing water often left around homes.
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asian tigers are capable of carrying zika, although there are still many unknowns about how well they can spread the virus. >> we're always looking for answers. but one way that we do that is with surveillance and testing mosquitoes. >> reporter: it can cause severe birth defects. at this point it hasn't been spread by mosquitoes in the continental u.s. but has turned up in people who have traveled to places where outbreaks are common. the vir ow is linked with the yellow fever mosquito which is not seen in our area. >> the chance of zika being an issue in new jersey is extremely low. >> reporter: i'm told the asian tiger moskos don't usually show up here till late may then reach population peak in july and august. >> it's very important to keep up on date with all these different viruses to protect our community. >> reporter: more than 40 different kinds of mosquitoes come through the lab every year,
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but just this one will be closely watched for a disease that's fueling fears among millions. ted greenberg, nbc 10 news. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with chief meteorologist glenn "hurricane" schwartz. another beautiful looking day out there. light wind. low humidity. as it gets dark, temperature starts to go down in the suburbs, 70 in philadelphia still. 61 though in south jersey, and it's even cooler towards shore. 55 degrees. and we have temperatures in some places that are going to be going down into the 30s overnight tonight. and that is going to be mostly in south jersey. as we go in our neighborhood weather. look at these temperatures. 56 in ocean city. upper township. some of these inland areas will drop into the 30s by daybreak. and that's why there's a frost
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advisory for the inland portions of atlantic and ocean counties until 8:00 tomorrow morning. there may very well about some frost. there's no moisture in the east, that's for sure. we do have showers in illinois getting into indiana. it's getting a little bit closer. and the story is we're going to get some rain relief. what about the timing of it? speaking of timing, you can get your seven-day forecast right below. full seven-day for your area constantly during the weather. here's the area of rain coming in. into ohio by 9:00 thursday. so it's not coming in tomorrow. it's not coming in tomorrow night. friday is the day. look at 1:00 friday afternoon. some showers, maybe some thunderstorms. you see some big areas of red. there could be some thunderstorms there right during the afternoon rush on friday. then it moves through, but may
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not just drive out of here and clear us out for saturday. so the shore areas in southern delaware could be seeing some lingering showers for saturday morning. here's the forecast for tomorrow. no showers for tomorrow as we go through the neighborhoods. millville, look at the low there in the morning 36 then high of 71. wildwood with 68 during the day tomorrow, 69 in atlantic city. of course, it will be warmer in the inland areas. hammonton down to 37 degrees in the morning before getting into the 70s. a huge temperature contrast tomorrow. so you need a jacket in the morning and you certainly won't in the afternoon. trenton's up to 75 degrees in the afternoon. norristown into the low 40s, then into the 70s. philadelphia, 75 degrees, wilmington 73, after low temperatures in the 40s. harrington in delaware, 43, then
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the high of 74. then the rest of pennsylvania areas, you can see temperatures down into the low 40s. and high temperatures into the mid7 os for the most part. as we go through the next ten days we're going to see -- that's our shot for the showers and storms on friday. it will be warm, it will be more humid. then we dry out on saturday, but could be some lingering showers at the shore and in south jersey and southern delaware. sunday's a beautiful day, monday is nice, too. then a stretch of cooler temperatures and more chances for rain that we could really use to knock the pollen out of the air. him john clark live inside the wells fargo center. we'll hear from the eagles about trading up for the second pick in the draft.
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that triggered the financial meltdown -- goldman sachs. just settled with authorities for their part in the crisis that put seven million out of work and millions out of their homes. how does wall street get away with it? millions in campaign contributions and speaking fees. our economy works for wall street because it's rigged by wall street. and that's the problem. as long as washington is bought and paid for, we can't build an economy that works for people. sanders: i'm bernie sanders, and i approve this message.
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modres: the cost of living the pay stays the same. i have to work extra hours just to make ends meet. it's a big struggle. one person that really gets this is katie mcginty. she came from a working-class family. she was ninth of 10 kids. she gets it. she'll fight for equal pay for equal work. katie mcginty will protect social security and medicare. that's why president obama and vice president biden support her, too. she'll make a heck of a senator.
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dscc is responsible for the content of this advertising. this is sports desk brought to you by xfinity. it will change the way you experience tv. hey, i'm john clark live from the wells fargo center. the eagles with a huge move moving up from eighth in the draft to the number two pick with the cleveland browns to get a quarterback. take a look at the deal right here. the eagles get the first pick in the round -- first round from the browns, the number two overall pick. here's what the eagles have to give up. they have to give up their first round pick this year, first round pick next year and a second round pick in 2018. and this is what they're going to go after. take a look at the quarterbacks at the job. jared goff or carson wentz. a lot of people think the rams will take goff, so it looks like went could be the guy for the
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eagles at number two. howie roseman says sam bradford is still the starting quarterback. this younger quarterback hopefully a franchise quarterback can grow and learn for a year or two. howie roseman says he's comfortable taking either quarterback at number two. >> that's the only way you can make this trade is to be really comfortable with both of those guys. we've spent a ton of time investigating these guys, looking as well as what's out there going forward. looking at the quarterback market not only this year, next year, in 2018 and understanding that, although this doesn't fit in a media need, that this is a rare opportunity that we're in. >> eagles trying to find the next donovan mcnabb, a franchise quarterback. flyers tonight do or die. do not want to get swept to the capitals. after that embarrassing loss in game three. first of all, in goal, michal neuvirth only start for the
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second time in the last month. steve mason to the bench. then moving brayden schenn to the top line. jake voracek is on the second line. flyers are outscored. they need to get scoring. they will play with desperation tonight. >> i have no idea. well, we believe we're going to win. we're excited to be able to win tonight. >> we always have confidence in ourselves no matter what. we don't question ourselves. you guys question ourself. we're good here. >> our team's ready. we've been in this situation a lot through the year. our team's ready, absolutely. look forward to the opportunity. >> and across the street from the phillies jeremy hellickson the pitcher will bat eighth. first time a philly's pitcher has bat eighth since 1979 steve carle. you remember him, lefty, too. >> good to see. >> as you know, john, tomorrow the flyers will say good-bye to their owner ed snider, a
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celebration of life scheduled for 1:00 p.m. you can see it live here on nbc 10. you will want to watch our draft day special next week. exclusive interviews with the team's new decisionmakers, live guests and analysis from football hall of famers. eagles draft day airs thursday april 28th at 7:00 p.m. nbc 10 is your official eagles station. therwe cannot defeatsay a corrupt political system and fix a rigged economy. but i believe we need to lift our vision above the obstacles in place and look to the american horizon. to a nation where every child can not only dream of going to college, but attend one. where quality healthcare will be a birthright of every citizen.
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where a good job is not a wish, but a reality. where women receive equal pay and a living wage is paid to all. an america where after a lifetime of labor, there is time for rest and grandchildren. a nation that defends our people and our values, but no longer carries so much of that burden alone. i know we can create that america if we listen to our conscience and our hearts and not to the pundits and the naysayers. i'm bernie sanders. i approve this message, and i ask for your vote.
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why should we trust a like steve santarsiero who will say anything to win an election? after claiming credit for passing universal background checks for all gun purchases, "santarsiero admitted in an interview that he didn't write pennsylvania's gun safety law." his campaign brags about his accomplishments, but "in fact, he has failed in 54 attempts to get any legislation on the books." we just cant trust steve santarsiero. i'm shaughnessy naughton, and i approve this message because we deserve better.
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a pretty nice day today. >> a beautiful looking day. temperatures so low, it will drop tonight. it will be a little chilly in the morning especially in the suburbs. but a lot of sunshine to start the day. clouds increase later tomorrow. no rain until friday. that's when we get showers and thunderstorms. setting us up for a pretty nice weekend. sheena will have the update at 11:00 as new information comes in, then more chances of rain next week. >> we need some of that, right? >> a lot of that.
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>> for all of us here. >> the news continues with "nightly news." tonight. criminal charges in the toxic water nightmare in flint. so many children poisoned. tonight allegations of a cover-up and guarantees of more charges. could it go all the way to the top. buried alive. desperate hours to save people still trapped deep beneath the rubble. new aftershocks and time running out. will it be clint versus trump after resounding wins in new york, how the front-runners are taking aim to put their opponents away. allergy alert. a hidden danger youth side that could trigger a sudden allergy attack after you eat. the surprising thing doctors say is behind it. and a historic change for a 20. an american hero is in, an american president is out. and the inspiration behind a broadway mega hit is spared. "nht

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